Archive>The story so far: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Shadows%20of%20Zeon>Current list of crew members and assets: http://pastebin.com/rXpM2eFu>Optional Sidesmut Pt 1: http://pastebin.com/PFjU8efe>Optional Sidesmut Pt 2: http://pastebin.com/2vbLjgkMNormal Runtime>Fridays and Saturdays, 10pm UK time (5pm EST; 2pm PST)Twitter>@QMKingofHeartsToday is August 25th, UC 0084. You are Dominic O'Hara: a Commander in the Titans anti-terror organization, squadron leader of the “Grim Guard”, and Executive Officer of the Valkyrie, both of which now operate out of the converted Helium carrier Nagato. Yesterday you captured Purus Seven, Nine, and Twelve, whose names are Diana, Cynthia, and Marida. You also discovered that they were clones created on Mars, and were sent to the Earth Sphere to raid commerce and generate data for later use by Enzo Bernini's Zeon faction. While the trio of young clones hoped that their success would validate the existence of themselves and their sisters to their superiors, it's far more likely this data would have been used to somehow allow Oldtype pilots to duplicate their abilities. In a kind gesture, you set up the three siblings in their own quarters, and told them that if they needed anything they could come to you for help. Or, failing that, that ALICE was always available, and that their friend Rebecca's quarters were nearby too.It's about 02:00 when you're woken by a soft rustling of sheets next to you. It's not Haman or Rosse, since they're both asleep in the next room. Audrey is to your right, and she's out cold as well. But to your left, where Carya was, you spot a familiar red-headed girl with a big red “9” tattooed on her shoulder. >Quietly ask what exactly Cynthia thinks she's doing here.>Take her back to her own quarters, you're not having this.>Just pretend to be asleep, see what happens from here.>Other
>>36042513>>Just pretend to be asleep, see what happens from here.
>>36042513Try and figure out WHERE the Sisters got off too. Pulse back a We Are Not Amused."Can't sleep either, huh?"Lift the blanket for her to get under."Something on your mind?"
>>36042513Pretending to sleep to a newtype = found out in seconds.>Quietly ask what exactly Cynthia thinks she's doing here.
>>36042513>Quietly ask Cynthia what's wrong>>36042580sounds good too...
>>36042513>Just pretend to be asleep, see what happens from here.
>>36042513We're clothed, right? Boxers? Because, if Little O'Hara Pokes the Puru.... the explanation could be spaghetti-rific.
>>36042657You're wearing shorts, yes. More out of force of habit than actual need.
>>36042657>What is that, Dominic?>I'm happy to see you. So is he. It gets bigger when you pull on it.>What?And then Audrey wakes up.
>>36042513"Can't sleep either, huh?""Something on your mind?"
>>36042698Haha I want to see that!
>>36042710I think I'm going to change my vote from this to this. Honestly I'm curious why she is here.>>36042513 (OP)>Just pretend to be asleep, see what happens from here.
>>36042693>force of habit>with five women actively screwing us nightlyI don't believe you.
>>36042763It's not nightly, since you're all in a very demanding line of work, and until about a year ago you weren't in any sort of relationship. So that's 16 years of a Scots-Irish Christian upbringing and a three year dry spell.>writing
>>36042763A military man, be ready at a moment's notice.
>>36042828>>36042800It's all instinct now. Dominic's hips move on their own.
>>36042852I'm pretty sure they haven't been having sex that often
>>36042513If Cynthia's here on her own, something must be up. You extend your senses quickly and find that the Sisters are still in bed, sound asleep (they're fairly heavy sleepers), and the other two clones are still in their rooms. Strangely, you can't tell if they're sleeping or awake, or if they're sleeping fitfully. You pull a blanket over Cynthia, surprising her that you're awake."Sorry," she offers quietly."No problem," you whisper back. "I wake up as easily as I fall asleep... too many years as a soldier does that to you. You need a bedtime story?"She shakes her head silently."Glass of warm milk?"Another shake."Something's wrong, isn't it?"For a moment, Cynthia says nothing. "Do you have dreams, Commander?">Yeah, doesn't everyone? Some of them are nice, some aren't. Why?>You had a nightmare, right? It's okay, you're safe here.>Sometimes I have dreams that aren't really dreams at all...>Other
>>36042883Not in the normal sense, no. They're Newtypes, after all. Mindsex is a thing for them. Dominic and company could have coitus in their dreams for all we know since their Social Links are strong enough.
>>36042800didnt mom mention us haviing more than one girl while in school
>>36042908>>You had a nightmare, right? It's okay, you're safe here.>>I understand. Sometimes I have dreams that aren't really dreams at all.
>>36042908>>Sometimes I have dreams that aren't really dreams at all...
>>36042919Not at the same time, and never for long.
>>36042908>and the other two clones are still in their rooms.Aren't the Ple's sharing a room with three beds?
>>36042981I figured it might be that.
>>36042908"I used to then I became a Federation Officer."Pat her on the head and pull her close."If you're having nightmares then you can sleep here tonight. We're scarier than the bad dreams and can keep them at bay. Now try and get some sleep, we've a big day ahead of us."
>>36042908>You had a nightmare, right? It's okay, you're safe here.>Sometimes I have dreams that aren't really dreams at all...
>>36042997This. Big brother mode.
>>36042908>>You had a nightmare, right? It's okay, you're safe here.
>>36042908>Yeah, doesn't everyone? Some of them are nice, some aren't. Why?I don't feel like alarming Cynthia on Dom's take on nightmares yet, so broach the topic slowly for now.inb4 "THE SKY IS FALLING BIG BROTHER!"
>>36042908>Yeah, doesn't everyone? Some of them are nice, some aren't. Why?
>>36042908>You had a nightmare, right? It's okay, you're safe here.
>>36042908>can't tell if they're sleeping or awake or sleeping fitfullyAsk her if the others are having the same sleeping problem and invite them to our quarters for a sleepover.
>>36042908>Sometimes I have dreams that aren't really dreams at all...
>>36042908"You had a nightmare, didn't you?" you ask softly. Cynthia nods.You smile at her in the dark, something that she can probably feel better than she can see. "It was just a dream, Cynthia. Nothing you need to worry about. As for the nightmares that aren't just dreams, I'll take care of those too."You get a strange sensation of dread from Cynthia. "Like... a dream that seems real?""You mean like a hallucination?" you ask nervously. Cynthia shakes her head just firmly enough for you to feel it. "Like a nightmare that feels as true as real life, and that other people can remember." You sit up quietly, the turn in conversation starting to bother you. "Have you had a dream like that?"Cynthia nods silently."Was there a shadowy man in it?" you ask. "Cruel laugh, no features?" Cynthia replies.Oh god, that's the guy. "Have your sisters had these dreams too?""Yes... and I was having one just now...">Wake your Newtype teammates, go get Diana and Marida>Have Cynthia bring in her sisters, try to get them to sleep more easily>Other?
>>36043307>>Have Cynthia bring in her sisters, try to get them to sleep more easily
>>36043307>Wake your Newtype teammates, go get Diana and Marida
>>36043307>Wake your Newtype teammates, go get Diana and MaridaSounds like we got a newtype mystery to solve, probably some Zeon dick messing with our heads with our luck.
>>36043307>Have Cynthia bring in her sisters, try to get them to sleep more easily
>>36043307>>Have Cynthia bring in her sisters, try to get them to sleep more easilyThese three deserve a good night of rest, fuck that faceless black void and his little counterpart of a ball.
>>36043307>Have Cynthia bring in her sisters, try to get them to sleep more easilyLets discuss this in the morning, with Artesia there or something. It could be a psychological thing propagated by Newtype awareness or we could be dealing with a serious problem.
>>36043307>Have Cynthia bring in her sisters, try to get them to sleep more easilyWe need to bring this issue up come morning, though. Nyarlathotep messing with our dreams will not be tolerated.
>>36043307"Were you trying to monitor your other sisters? I think the more you expand your senses the easier it is for those things to get ahold of your mind.""Yeah.. that one. It's a cosmic horrorshow that tried to mindbreak the other four. Audrey hasn't encountered It yet thankfully. It's best not to think too hard on the thing or your sanity may suffer for it. We just don't know what it is.""Go grab the other two and bring them here. The Sisters, Haman, Rosse, and myself have had experience with that one. We can help ward off the worst of it. Probably."
>>36043485I was thinking more "shadowy elder thing that enjoys meddling in the dreams of psychic sensitives". We'd be lucky if it were Nyaruko. Nothing that incarnates as a cute female is a threat to Dominic.
>>36043391We're tapping into the Immaterium Anon. Humans can only perceive in three dimensions while Newtypes can perceive the Fourth Wall.The shit we're encountering is basically Cthulhu-lite so far. These things exist beyond normal human perception because they live on the Fourth Dimensional Wall. If we go poking around, we'll suffer SAN loss because our human, mortal brain won't be capable of handling it.
>>36043307>Have Cynthia bring in her sisters, try to get them to sleep more easily>Other?"It projects events that could've been. Don't let it make you dwell into those thoughts. Sowing doubt is its particular carnival trick that we overcame."I'd be very particularly peeved if our Marida got a nightmare dose of what canon Puru 12 experienced.
>>36043526I think it's more along the lines of a psychic parasite actually. We excised the Hallow Man by telling it to fuck off. Young, budding Newtypes will be exceptionally vulnerable to these creatures mental intrusions until they grow old enough to control their abilities.
>>36043307You carefully consider for a moment what this means... if they're seeing the same things you've seen, they could be in danger. What's more, it's a problem you can help with."We've had dealings with that thing in the past," you explain to Cynthia. "We call it the Hollow Man.""And you won?"You shake your head. "We escaped.""Do you think you can help us?" she asks hopefully."I don't know," you admit. "But I can try. Go get your sisters and we'll have a sleep-over."Cynthia carefully extracts herself from the bed, and quietly sneaks out the door to get her siblings. You can feel them awaken with a start before the situation is explained to them. Marida seems skeptical, but Diana is more than ready to try anything to keep the Hollow Man out of her dreams.When they return you beckon them up onto the bed, where they squeeze themselves in. Carya mutters something lewd at you as she stirs, which thankfully the three little redheads don't understand, and Audrey throws an arm around your neck as you all settle in to sleep.>d100
Rolled 10 (1d100)>>36043675
Rolled 97 (1d100)>>36043675
Rolled 69 (1d100)>>36043675
Rolled 69 (1d100)>>36043675inb4 1
>>36043694You! Thank you!
>>36043694Turns out the Hollow Man is weak against cuddlepiles.
>>36043694well eventually pull an Henderson and kill a great old one
>>36043675>Carya mutters something lewd at you as she stirs, which thankfully the three little redheads don't understand>Rolled 69 (1d100)>Rolled 69 (1d100)Well, I guess they do now.
>>36043696>>36043700Double 69s?Oh for fucks sakes, that better not make it an orgy with Dom now.
>>36043696>>36043700Dice Gods, Are you trying to imply something there?
>>36043696>>36043700Damn it dice, this is only cuddle time, save that shit for when the puru's aren't in the room.
>>36043694In the name of lord expelled you!
Rolled 50 (1d100)>>36043771I don't think we're crazy enough for a Henderson yet. Give our beard time to grow.
>>36043694Thank you spectral. Looks like we needed a ghost to fight the boogieman.
>>36043694No one touches Dom's Purus.
>>3604367509:00 hours that morning you wake up again with a start, pulling the sheet down as you sit up and waking everyone else up."Wow..." you mutter. "That was unexpected.""You okay?" Audrey asks nervously.You nod. "Actually, yeah. I told the Hollow Man to eff off again, and still got a good night's sleep."Carya looks around herself, confused as to why she's now sandwiched between two clones. "Um, Dominic?" she asks. "Did I miss something here?"As Diana eyes the largest of several wicked scars on your chest, you turn to face the Marseilles. "Yeah, our guests were having nightmares, so I invited them over. How'd the three of you sleep?"Cynthia gives you a slight smile. "Better, thank you. What do you say, Marida?"On the other side of Audrey, you hear a sigh. "Thank you for sleeping with us, Commander."Audrey snickers lightly."So," Catrina interjects. "What are we going to do about this?""What CAN we do?" Carya adds skeptically. Audrey shrugs. "I don't even know what we're talking about.">Write In
Rolled 56 (1d100)>>36043954"We need a bigger bed."
>>36043979This is so very true and I support this.
>>36043954Women thank him for sleeping with them... He is.. the most interesting man in the federation!
>>36043954We need to see how close to me and other newtypes they need to be to keep the Hollow Man out. At miminal we know they have to be in the same bed.
>>36043954We either need a bigger bed.. or a bigger room. I'm not sure what the proximity needs to be to ward off the boogie man.
>>36043771>kill a great old one>Not seducing Nyarlathotep and addin her to our Harem.
>>36043954"Ever had a Nightmare Audrey? Just imagine that, but over Newtype Bonding... There is a bastard 'there but not' guy we've dubbed 'Hollow Man' who seems to force peoples fears upon them for an as yet unknown reason... Oh, and you don't have to be asleep to get pulled there...""Oh, and I think that I may need to redecorate..."
>>36044043Let's do it than!
>>36043954"Shit, that's right, we never got around to telling you. Sorry, Audrey. The Hollow Man is that thing we encountered during the communion event while the twins were being held captive. We haven't seen it since then, but apparently it's after the Purus now. I don't know what we're going to do. Maybe we can figure out something with the psycommu to block its influence?"
>>36044043if anyone can seduce a great old one its Dom. as long as that is the version of Nyarlathotep were going with
>>36043954"I don't know precisely how it gets its tendrils inside us, but I know one way to help. We deepen our bond and friendship by getting closer to one another. It's the way I was able to pull the others back from the brink of despair. You'll be sleeping here for the time being and working with the rest of my team."
>>36044093Might not be a good idea to refer to them as the Purus. It might be dehumanizing. In this case the sisters.. or each of their names would be better.
>>36044075I'm still sad there wasn't a route where you could Waifu her in Demonbane. >You will never cuddle with the Crawling Chaos as you watch universes collide and annihilate each other, nor laugh together at the suffering her avatars cause across the multiverse.
>>36043954>Write In"A boogieman that's been recently plaguing us Newtypes, Audrey. At some point, it might start gunning for you after failing to get to Haman, Rosseweisse, me, and now our new guests. I hope you don't have an irrational fear of carnivals.""As for what we can do? Sticking around in groups should alleviate any further intrusions somewhat. Safety in numbers and all. We already got an idea on it's MO based on what Haman and Rosse saw, so at least we can anticipate the Hollow Man's follow-up actions."
>>36044143I suppose you're right, given the context. I was just thinking that since their gene donor was "Elpeo Puru", that "Puru" could be considered their family name.So calling them the Purus would be the equivalent of calling a trio of siblings the Smiths, or the Johnsons, or something like that. Though given what they've faced, it probably wouldn't come across well.
>>36044043There are no Great Old Ones in the setting, and the Hollow man isn't a 'her'. It's not even a 'he'.
>>36043526The problem is Gnarly has 999 other forms. The bitch is just one.
>>36044220Is it the personification of Fear, created by Humanity, given form by Newtype Bonding?
>>36044220....Then how are we suppose to fuck it?
>>36044220Hearts the destroyer of dreams.
>>36044220Is it Dom and friends collective fears like Eurbrus was humanities desire to die in Persona 3?
>>36044200I guess I'll also add that there's a counterpart to the Hollow Man that's dispensing advice on the side to reassure everyone at least.
>>36044295There is, that's what that white sphere was.
>>36044220>there are no great old onesYeah, it's best to keep thinking that. We don't want to draw their attention. The Hollow man is not even a thing either. It's an Idea pulled from the Fourth Wall.
wonder if Papsmere also ets visits from the Hollow man, could be intersting if we are forced to work togheter with paps at some point
>>36044347Poopsmith is probably that fucker's avatar.
>>36044316I think it was a "hole".
>>36044347maybe well get to see the parts of paps past the hollow man chose to use against him, anything to flesh papasmurf out would be welcome
>>36044374So does that mean it's our job to thrust into it?
>>36044420Well, it did have a feminine voice. So probably, yes. I'm half expecting it to be Lalah's ghost, in which case we absolutely have to fuck it. Just to ruin things for Char forever.> "She could have been a mother to me!">"Does that mean you have to call me 'daddy' now?"
>>36043954That's right... you've never told Audrey about that."Audrey," you ask. "Since awakening as a Newtype, have you had a dream that felt absolutely real?"She pauses. "Yeah?""And was there a hollow black void in it in the shape of a man?""No," she tells you, "it was a white void in the shape of a woman."Huh, that's different. "Well, that happened to us when the Sisters tried to contact us after getting kidnapped by those jerkoffs from Riah. We call the black one the 'Hollow Man', and in all likelihood it's been working its way inside our heads."Carya frowns. "And he was bothering the three of you?"Cynthia nods. "Yes.""Well," you sigh," seems like we're due for redecorating in here. I think we should move the girls into one of these side rooms we've got, and move the beds so they're on opposite sides of the same wall.""You think it has something to do with proximity?" Audrey asks.You shrug. "Couldn't hurt to keep our most experienced Newtypes close to our newest additions.""So we're a part of your team now?" Diana asks hopefully."At least until we're sure what we're dealing with," Carya replies, "I guess so."(1/2)
>>36044220>There are no Great Old Ones in the settingThat's good. And somewhat disappointing. But really, what IS the Hollow Man?A psychic parasite? A Weapon?Wait. There must be thousands of non-military Newtypes with varying levels of power, and we have a war going on.If we can use our powers to link our minds and communicate, then other Newtypes might also be able to do that, if not as strongly. Or consciously. Maybe the Naked Understanding Space is like the collective unconscious, and the Hollow Man is like Persona Nyarlathotep, a representation of the Newtypes (and maybe Humanity's) fears, hate and insecurities.
>>36044516that reminds me, is Dogatie a newtype? could the hollow man be controlled by Jupiter palpatine?
>>36044516>collective unconsciousThe Akashic Records!
>>36044507OOC, I'm anticipating the Hollow Man to play on Audrey's irrational fear of small animals at some point.
>>36044556He is, yes. And a very strong one. Though that might be the result of his biotech enhancements, I'd expect a man who copies his brain a dozen times and networks them all together to have stronger psycowaves.
>>36044507The next half hour or so is the most hectic morning routine so far, with eight people all trying to share the same two sinks and two shower stalls. The only time-saving aspect to it all is that showertime ends up being shared: the Purus, as you think of them in your mind to save time and keep them distinct from the "Sisters", agree to shower together. Rossweisse slips into the shower along with you, which is convenient and a little fun... but not "too fun".Not this early in the day, at least.After freshening up, you have some time before you're scheduled to meet with your crew:>Pass it with an exercise session in the Nagato's gym>Try working on Newtype abilities as a group>Take some time to review all the data you have on Mars, Riah, the Titans, etc.>Other
>>36044646>>Try working on Newtype abilities as a groupWe really need to start working on our newtype abilities.
>>36044646>>Take some time to review all the data you have on Mars, Riah, the Titans, etc.O so much!
>>36044646>Take some time to review all the data you have on Mars, Riah, the Titans, etc.We need to keep abreast of the situation.
>>36044646>>Take some time to review all the data you have on Mars, Riah, the Titans, etc.
>>36044696>>36044686>>36044677Sigh. we are so going to get blindsided by another newtype.
>>36044646>>Try working on Newtype abilities as a group>>Take some time to review all the data you have on Mars, Riah, the Titans, etc.why not both, I'm sure we could combine the two
>>36044646>Try working on Newtype abilities as a group
>>36044646>Try working on Newtype abilities as a groupAnything to help us insulate ourselves from psychic attacks.
>>36044646Have Haman or the Sisters take a captured Tusche Schwarz out to get an idea as to the current capabilities of Mars' Psychommu tech.Take a clone out in our Ikebanana for proper funnel combat training.Ask the clones where the other nine sisters' last known locations were.Enhance our Newtype bonds with them. Eventually engage in coitus to cement our Social Links.
>>36044717Another? Blindsided how, explain.
You know, we could try asking the Doc about the Hollow Man once. He probably won't know much, but at least we'd get a possible explanation from a mad scientist.Might even inspire him to name his next suit something ominous, like Kshatriya.
>>36044646>Try working on Newtype abilities as a groupIf we ever want to tell Gnarly to fuck off and make it stick, we need to git gud at Space Wizardry.
>>36044646>Try working on Newtype abilities as a groupCarrina's got limited clairvoyance and Haman's got force of character that breaks even the most fanatical men devoted to their ideals.How about Rosse or Audrey? No time like now to figure it out.Audrey's Newtype skill-set might err a bit on the technopath's side, a la Kamille or Amuro.I mean, how else could Kamille Newtype sense CAR KEYS still in the ignition of a car?
>>36044792I meant to say by a new type. You know like the one capable of hurting people with his mind. The man from jupiter.
Rolled 39, 76 = 115 (2d100)>>36044646"Haman, Audrey," you ask. "Take Diana, Cynthia, and Marida down to the hangar. I'd like you to work on using a psycommu system. Haman, see where our new friends stand. Audrey, see if you can't improve your control abilities.""Got it," Audrey replies as Haman leads the three red-haired girls out of the suite. Diana gives you a sheepish wave before she steps out. You turn your attention to the Sisters and Rosse. "We'll be working together," you tell them as you walk over to one of the displays and switch on a console and pop Brawl in. "I'll attack you," you tell Carya, "so use your own precognition to spotdodge and shield: no attacks of your own. I'll be mixing regular attacks and grabs.""And me?" Rosse asks curiously."Do as you please," you tell her. "You can join us and try to sharpen your instincts, or you can try meditating. I'll help in any way I can.""Sounds good," Carrina tells you, selecting Snake as you take Zero Suit Samus. After contemplating briefly what she'd like to do, Rosse settles in next to you and picks Star Wolf before color swapping to red.Cheeky little thing. "Alright," you tell her with a grin. "Do your best to attack me in place of Carrina, who can't attack. Try using your senses to your advantage.">roll 2d100
Rolled 74, 49 = 123 (2d100)>>36045104
Rolled 41, 39 = 80 (2d100)>>36045104
Rolled 64, 68 = 132 (2d100)>>36045104
Rolled 34, 30 = 64 (2d100)>>36045104
Rolled 8, 17 = 25 (2d100)>>36045104
Rolled 69, 94 = 163 (2d100)>>36045104No items, Final Destination.
>>36045104>>36045129Marginal success. Writing.
>>36045053 Amuro "Amakusa" Ray?
>>36045155There was a 74 above.. or is the best of the two?
Rolled 86, 59 = 145 (2d100)>>36045104
Rolled 66, 47 = 113 (2d100)>>36045175I think it's the highest total roll. So that 74+49 wound up lower than 64+68.
I'm starting to think the more women we boink, the more powerful of a Newtype we become. Boning women is our way of increasing our Wizard level. Plus, the more powerful Space Wizard we become, the more our capability to level up snowballs.
>>36045104You select Battlefield, and switch off items before starting the game.The pieces of Samus' Varia suit immediately fall off, becoming dangerous projectile weapons, and Rossweisse runs foolishly right into a plasma wire that hits her straight in the face. While she's falling, you toss a suit piece at her for good measure, which connects with Wolf. You can tell that Rosse tried to reflect that, but was frustrated by the fact that Wolf was caught helpless. Turning your attention to Carrina, you lead in with a glidetoss into a grab. You hear the tone of a perfect shield that stops the suit piece, and Carrina perfectly spotdodges ZSS' painfully slow wire grab. Were she allowed to attack, she'd have punished you for that: in fact, you wouldn't have even used it in the first place. But instead, Rosse uses the opening to fire at you from behind, forcing you to evade. Since friendly fire is off, Carrina lets the projectile pass her by as you turn your focus back to Rosse.For a little more than thirty seconds the match continues like that: Carrina perfectly evades or shields every attack you throw at her, and you trade blows with Rosse up into the ~120% range. Finally, something changes. You manage to hit Rosse from below one of the platforms and connect with an up air, which knocks her down a stock. Then, using the moment, you sneak a buffered running grab in behind a paralyzer shot, managing to get hold of Carrina. You then take Snake straight up to 60% with a series of chain throws that Carrina can't interrupt, before tossing him off the edge of the stage where an aerial spike finishes that stock. Rosse seems a bit frustrated at her defeat, but Carrina seems exhausted by the constant onslaught.>Suggest something else>Keep pushing Carrina, suggest that Rosse tries something else>Finish the three-stock match
>>36045409Suggest playing Chess. The Twins' capacity to read her opponents moves will be hampered with her two-second foresight. It will force her to think strategically instead of getting comfortable relying solely on her psychic bullshit.
>>36045409>>Finish the three-stock matchSnake huh.Mr. C said jupiter etcjvie?
>>36045481Ooooh I like this, seconding this.
>>36045481In with this
>>36045409I like this; >>36045481But maybe an RTS/Stratagy game... premonition might help in small battles, but would pose little help in micro'd assaults and sudden appearance of a large enemy force at a poorly defended expansion...
I have a suggestion. Archon. You know the game where time travel is a thing and causing paradoxes to wipe our your enemies army is something you can do.
>>36045564Go or Shogi than?
>>36045564>RTSSupreme Commander. Fatboy rush or turtle for a Mavor.>>36045581>Shogi>not Strip Poker
>>36045632>not Strip Shogi
>>36045655>not Strip Twister
>>36045632T1 Assault Bot rush.... hundreds of T1 Assault bots.... hundreds of them
>>36045672>not just Strip
>>36045689That's the joy of rushing Fatboys. Build three or four of them, park them near the enemies base, and build T1 bots to troll. UEF a best.
>>36045409"Maaaybe Go instead," you muse aloud. "You okay, Carya?""Yeah," she responds breathlessly, her good eye strangely unfocused. "Tired myself out there. Maybe it's best using that trick a little at a time.""Caution is a good thing," Rosse agrees quietly.For the next half hour, you watch Rossweisse and Carya play Go against each other. Each carefully considers their moves before committing, so it strikes you as quite well played. Catrina makes a mistake or two that you can see, and Rosswiesse quickly punishes those errors. But at the same time, Carya plays smartly enough to even things out and ensure that her sister's mistakes don't set them back too badly. God, is it ever boring to watch, though.>Go read through some reports while you wait for Karen>Try feeling one of them up from here: maybe all you need to truly develop your mindpowers is the proper incentive (d100)
>>36045737>>Go read through some reports while you wait for Karen
>>36045737>Go read through some reports while you wait for KarenNot everything needs to be sex.
Rolled 68 (1d100)>>36045737>try and feel up the Purus from here
>>36045737>Go read through some reports while you wait for KarenOr encourage both to try to do a Newtype table flip. That'll come in handy when the Hollow Man tries something again.
Rolled 42 (1d100)>>36045737>>Try feeling one of them up from here: maybe all you need to truly develop your mindpowers is the proper incentive (d100)
>>36045737>Go read through some reports while you wait for KarenWe can try to learn "Dom's Caressing Hand" before going to bed or something.
Rolled 66 (1d100)>>36045737>Try feeling one of them up from here: maybe all you need to truly develop your mindpowers is the proper incentive (d100)Hide our true objective under the guise of reading reports...
>>36045781I like you.
Rolled 61 (1d100)>>36045737>>Try feeling one of them up from here: maybe all you need to truly develop your mindpowers is the proper incentive (d100)Nat 100. Motherfucker.
>>36045737>Go read through some reports while you wait for KarenGet a feel on what the situation on Riah is like. Maybe the current move of the Titans, or something.Also, do we have some plans for the captured Tusche Schwarz suits for now?
Rolled 16 (1d100)>>36045737>Try feeling one of them up from here: maybe all you need to truly develop your mindpowers is the proper incentive (d100)
Rolled 52 (1d100)>>36045737>>Try feeling one of them up from here: maybe all you need to truly develop your mindpowers is the proper incentive (d100)Perhaps not overtly sexually, try to distract them
>>36045737>Go read through some reports while you wait for Karen
>>36045821We'll require the Purus to pilot them for the time being until we can wrangle a couple resource asteroids for the Nagato to stripmine. Then we can go full Pappy and design our own custom giant robos.
>>36045914Get data on them too.
>>36045914We could have them combine into one larger suit, like the Ikebana does.
>>36045978So Voltron and a Megazords illegitimate lovechild?
>>36045821I'd assume we'll have them looked over to see if their Psycommus are still busted or flawed in one way or another, and fix them up if that's the case.
>>36046012Audrey already did that. Axis has improved their psycommu tech to the point it's no longer detrimental to the user's health. However, it seems the plan is to replace Newtypes entirely, if the recording devices she found are any indication.
>>36045737Alright, back and counting. Note to self: don't try to quest and fill panel gaps at the same time.
>>36046012The Purus were completely cognitive and not babbling about Zeon. The psycho tech works properly now.
>>36045978The Puru's will operate in either four Tri-pilot suits or six Bi-pilot suits...
>>36046113that is really dumb we can have a fuck load of suits in our hanger
>>36046113Or we build more psychommu systems based off the Schnee Weiss and have them control Funnels from the safety of the ship. Stick a psycho receiver in a repurposed Base Jabber to be a bit carrier and we're set.
>>36045737Having lost interest in a game that's quite close, and will probably be quite close for the next few days, you get up and walk over to the terminal. You figure you can check and see how things are going in the game tomorrow, and it'll still be here."ALICE?" you ask, prompting the AI's pop idol image to appear on your screen. For some reason, she's dressed as a shrine maiden today."Sir?" she asks. "What can I do for you?""I'd like to see the latest intel," you explain. "Specifically the situation in Riah, and current Titans deployments.""Right away, Dominic.""New uniform?" you press. The virtual girl 'blushes' at the comment."Indeed. I thought it was a fine time to try something new."You nod approvingly. "I like it. It's fresh."ALICE's face turns even redder before she disappears. In her place, a few windows open."Hah!" Catrina declares. "Got you now... wait, no. I haven't got you. I haven't got you at all.""Crap.">roll d100 to find anything unusual or important-looking
Rolled 18 (1d100)>>36046224inb4 1 again
Rolled 75 (1d100)>>36046224
Rolled 82 (1d100)>>36046224
Rolled 63 (1d100)>>36046224>>roll d100 to find anything unusual or important-looking
Rolled 27 (1d100)>>36046224
Rolled 94 (1d100)>>36046224Here we go.
Rolled 5 (1d100)>>36046224>try and feel up ALICE
Rolled 86 (1d100)>>36046315Ok!
>>36046283hopefully we will find info on "the man from Jupiter"
>>36046224>You nod approvingly. "I like it. It's fresh.">ALICE's face turns even redder before she disappears.Not even the AI can escape our charm.Does the crew have a betting pool on who we're going to seduce next?Who do you guys think is the most popular bet?>peace ckfalusCaptcha says our dick will bring peace to the solar system. I'd say he is spot on.
>>36046370Karen or Artesia would be the highest in the betting pool followed by any other Newtypes we recruit. Natalie and Emma would be next followed by the smaller, more closed knit betting pool on Mineva and Serena.
>>36046370My bet would be Defrah.
>>36046460I'm hoping Karen or Defrah. One needs to relax. The other has that whole relaxing thing figured the fuck out.
>>36046422>Artesia>Karen>Noel & Miyu (with Karen)>Defrah & Lucette>ALICE>Blitzen & Reiko>Natalie>Emma>Apolly & Roberto>Mineva
>>36046259As it happens, the most recent news from Riah isn't exactly heartening. The Side has been pushing for greater independence for a while now, but the fiasco around Carya and Catrina's kidnapping has raised a major stir. The politicians caught up in authorizing the kidnapping attempts turned out to have all been relative moderates, who cautioned against a complete severance of ties with the Earth that has been pushed by some of the more extreme officials. Titans, of course, has apprehended these politicians, pouring more fuel on the proverbial fire and fanning strong anti-Titans sentiments across Riah. Your team isn't blamed, or course: your track record of protecting bystanders has netted you significant capital. If anything, there's some anger that your team was specifically targeted. But of course, Titans as a whole is viewed as a problem regardless of the qualities of a few of its members. Then, you have the most recent list of Titans deployments: of the various teams, yours is the only one out this far from the Moon. Some units of Asshimars have been placed around key locations on Earth, along with a scattering of newer "Gaplants": the latter seem especially vicious. But in space, most of the deployments are near Riah....... Test Blue, the Black Otters, the Killers, the Immortal Fourth (sans South, of course). Big names, moved into the area a few at a time."ALICE," you ask, prompting the AI to reappear. "Yes?""How many of these units were transferred prior to our release of the intel on Lieutenant Marseille's kidnapping?"There's a pause as ALICE flickers, looking over the data with a frown. "Approximately sixty percent of the total forces deployed to that sector, and three of every four pilots there with Ace status, were deployed prior to the kidnapping.">Give ALICE an order before heading up to the meeting with Karen>Take this to Karen>Sit on the intel until you have proof: you get the feeling Karen's too eager to act>Other
>>36046553>Give ALICE an order before heading up to the meeting with KarenDid we ever get any intel from our attempt to locate the Garden of Thorns? I think the titans could use a distraction.
>>36046553>>Sit on the intel until you have proof: you get the feeling Karen's too eager to act>OtherAsk if she has nurse uniform
>>36046553>Give ALICE an order before heading up to the meeting with KarenTell her to analyze the positions of the units stationed there and what were the excuses they used to put them in position.It's obvious that they want to have an assault force ready to deploy against Riah, but we may be able to get data on where exactly they intend to attack and we may get more proof if we know the "Official" reason they're ststioned there.
>>36046678This. Also, as long as she's in a shrine maiden outfit, ask if she can pray for luck.
>>36046553Were the Fourth part of that 60%? Can we ask South to investigate their orders?
>>36046553"ALICE, can you see what those teams are packing in weaponry? Be discreet."Before we head for the brief, check up on the Republics situation and if there has been anymore information regarding Axis and what it may be bringing to the Earth Sphere. I'm thinking it's either towing asteroids for bombarding the Moon or Earth or they managed to get some converted helium tankers.
>>36046713South isn't a member of Titans, nor is he a member of that team. He'd have no intel on their current deployments.
>>36046553>Give ALICE an order before heading up to the meeting with Karen"The Slave Wraith team we met was also deployed in space, but closer to our area than Riah. Rather close to Luna II as well. Far flung though it may be, it's still an important Federation holdout, so it's rather strange that they're deployed in such a manner considering their track record of being given high-risk, isolated missions. Mind keeping watch for any changes in their deployment too?"
>>36046678>Garden of ThornsClehna never got back with us on that. So the trackers were either discovered, it's still in transit, or she's dead.
>>36046553This can't be just a coincidence. We should discuss this with our team. Have ALICE dig out more information about the deployed forces, as well as the captured politicians. It's unlikely that moderates are involved. It's a ploy to have the more extremist elements take over, and then all the Titans have to do is wait for them to fuck up. Then they can be entirely justified in conquering Riah under the pretense or "peacekeeping".That, or they plan to ram it into Axis.
>>36046867Yeah, definitely seems like we may have been played by Jamitov. I hope that's not the case, but we have to consider the possibility.
>>36046867Riah isn't a single colony, its a colony cluster, so ramming all of it seems sorta unlikely.
>>36046867Considering I suspect the Zekes are planning to ram Axis into earth that would be somewhat ironic.
>>36046948Panini won't ram his Space Fort (NO NEWTYPES ALLOWED) into Earth. More likely to see him conquer the Moon first THEN head for Earth. Axis is not alone also. There's several large objects trailing it. Which would mean they're *big* objects. Oh shit, did Panini hijack Phobos and Deimos?
>>36046553"Couple of things I want you to do with that," you tell ALICE. "First, look into the reasons for their deployments, and keep tabs on Slave Wraith. I find it odd they'd be out here instead of at Riah. Then, I'd like you to go over any telemetry we've received from the Pathfinder funnel we sent out of La Vie en Rose. See if that's led to anything we could distract Titans with."ALICE nods. "I'll have that for you straight away."You then tap Carya on her shoulder and motion for her to follow you. Along the way to the ready room, you re-unite with Haman's group, and eventually bump into Emma's team.Finally, once you've all taken your seats, Karen clears her throat. "So, I see we have some guests," she begins. "Care to introduce us?" You nod. "These are Diana, Cynthia, and Marida." Each girl nods in turn. "They're Newtype sisters from Mars.""Cloned," Cynthia adds. Karen cocks her head in curiosity. "Interesting... so has Dominic talked to you already?"Marida nods. "He has." "He also let us sleep with him last night!" Diana adds helpfully, only to see Karen's jaw hang open in shock."He what now?">They had nightmares, so I let them sleep on our bed.>They were being attacked by the same thing that attacked our team a few days ago.>Other
>>36046948Zeon is always planning on crashing Axis into Earth. I'm pretty sure it's in their national anthem.
>>36046943So they'll ram one of them. Or convert it into a colony laser. Or just drop it onto Earth to incite anti-Spacenoid movements.
>>36047007>>They had nightmares, so I let them sleep on our bed.
>>36047007"I work fast, boss."
>>36047007>They had nightmares, so I let them sleep on our bed.>They were being attacked by the same thing that attacked our team a few days ago.
>>36047007>They were being attacked by the same thing that attacked our team a few days ago.
>>36047007>>They were being attacked by the same thing that attacked our team a few days ago.In their dreams.
>>36047065This one good!
>>36047007>They had nightmares, so I let them sleep on our bed.
>>36047007>They had nightmares, so I let them sleep on our bed.>Other"Diana, I'm pretty sure you don't know the implications of what you just said, so I'll let it slide. But for future reference, that particular phrasing suggests sexual interactions. If it comes up again, say 'sleep IN THE BED with him'. It's a subtle but important distinction."
>>36047007>He what now?"Yeah, that happened. We cuddled and everything. I even held their hands. Jealous?"
>>36047007>They were having nightmares, so I threw an impromptu sleepover. And these were Newtype nightmares, the kind where something bad is actually happening.
>>36047126And then it turns out she totally knew the implications of what she was saying and thought it would be funny.
>>36047006I hope not. Phobos is 22km in diameter, while Deimos is 13. They're much larger than Axis, no? If they are, we'd have a nightmare trying to stop them from falling.Besides, there's a lot of other giant asteroids out there in the belt. Panini could've grabbed a couple of those, put on some engines after mining them dry, and then pulled them alongside Axis towards Earth.
>>36047188If she's anything like 2 I totally doubt it.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PouA2_Y7vHs#t=36Puru puru puru puru puru.
>>36047007>They were being attacked by the same thing that attacked our team a few days ago.>Other
>>36047240That's Elpeo PuruPuru 2 was actually mature if I remember correctly
>>36047234Good thing we're developing the Psyco Frame eh?
>>36047234We don't have to worry about Phobos and Deimos. Bernini crashed them into Mars to kickstart the terraforming process by adding volatiles and increasing albedo. Though I personally feel this is a bit of a waste, there are better ways to terraform than that, and knocking them out of orbit gets rid of a perfectly good skyhook anchoring point.
>>36047293You're absolutely correct. I'm tired and typed the wrong Puru.
>>36047234>I hope notI barely remember Panini using one of Mars' satellites to terraform the planet. So, he probably turned the other moon into a fortress bigger than Axis. I'm betting it's salvaged Zeon helium freighters converted into super carriers like our own or he built the Gwadan.
>>36047156>Next time we're throwing a pajama party.
>>36047302That did not happen, Haman think that might happen.
>>36047334>yfw he turmed the other moon into an Newtype powered Aumaan Fortress>yfw he wants to destroy the solar system using a giant psychic bomb
>>36047385No, it was confirmed by long-distance telemetry performed with "the largest MPIWS Anaheim has". Well, technically we know that Phobos and Deimos are gone and Mars' albedo has greatly increased. I suppose that he could have hidden the moons somewhere and imported lots of carbon dust, but that seems a bit extravagant even for him.
>>36047399Panini wouldn't be that stupid, would he?Nevermind, it's Zeon.
>>36047399Angel Halo is still 70 years away.
>>36047007After shooting a wordless glance at Diana, who playfully sticks her tongue out at you, you take a second to get your story straight."They were having a nightmare," you tell Karen."Uh huh. All three of them were having *A* nightmare?""Actually," you reply, "yes. That's actually possible for Newtypes, and it's damned unpleasant for them when it happens." "Really?" Karen presses, now somewhat less suspicious and more curious. "I figured having them nearby would help," you continue. "So I let them sleep under the comforter on our bed, to see if I could protect them while they slept.""That... actually makes some sense," Artesia muses. "I used to have bad nightmares too, until... well, until I started rooming next to Dominic's quarters. Haven't had one since.""A Hollow Man?" you ask quietly. Artesia looks surprised at you as she nods."You know it?""We've met," Haman scowls. Emma, who's been looking back and forth in confusion, finally shrugs. "If it's a problem, you could put the triplets in one of your spare rooms," she suggests. "That way they'd be nearby."You nod. "That was something I'd considered... with your permission, ma'am."Karen taps a few notes into a dataslate. "I'll have Reiko make the arrangements."(1/2)
>>36047527>Artesia moved her quarters next to oursThis is going to end in hilarity when she inadvertently stumbles into our quarters one night.
>>36047385>>36047481Phobos and Deimos have indeed been crashed into Mars, in chunks, to reduce albedo. Meaning the surface now retains more heat from the sun. This is gradually assisting in warming the planet as part of a concerted terraforming effort. >still writing the next update
>>36047527>Emma, who's been looking back and forth in confusion, finally shrugsEmma used to it now.
>>36047565Will I guess there not lunatic now.
>>36047600>not lunatic now.>Because they don't have moons anymore.I saw what you did there.
>>36047565Money is still on Axis being turned into a gargantuan planet killer particle cannon. It'd be the biggest dick-waving machine Mussolini could build and move.
>>36047527"So," Ilia pipes up. "What're our next orders from Titans?"Karen shrugs. "They want us over in the direction of Riah on policing duties. Stopping shipping in and out, escort missions, that sort of shit.""Riah's been under scrutiny since Lieutenant Marseille's kidnapping," Roberto adds aloud, half to himself. "Add the fact that Titans mismanaged the initial response, and you've got a powder keg.""I've heard their mobile armors have been buzzing Titans' ships," Apolly muses. "That true?"Karen shrugs. "I don't have any official reports on that, but we should expect Riah to take up an aggressively defensive posture in the next few days.""Meaning they want to drive the Federation back through positioning," Haman interprets. "Makes sense. It'd be what I'd do in their position, though from here it seems foolish.">Tell Karen what you suspect about Titans' plans>Ask ALICE what she's got for you>Keep that information under wraps>Other?
>>36047658>>Tell Karen what you suspect about Titans' plans
>>36047658>>Ask ALICE what she's got for you>Keep that information under wraps
>>36047656I'd expect the Olympus Mons railgun that gets used in F90, instead. There's nothing like turning the largest mountain in the solar system into a canon.
>>36047658>Ask ALICE what she's got for youWe need more Best A.I. being best.
>>36047658>>Tell Karen what you suspect about Titans' plans>>Ask ALICE what she's got for you
>>36047658>Ask Alice what she's got>If it confirms our hypothesis, tell Karen what we suspect about Jamitov's Riddickulous plan.
>>36047658>Ask ALICE what she's got for you
So what are the chances that Al's colony is getting gassed and through sheer twisted luck he'll be the only survivor?
>>36047658"I don't like it. This smells fishier than last night's Lasagna. What do the extremists get out of goading the Federation and Titans into a shooting match? They know they're outgunned, outmatched, and backed into a corner. They must have support from the outside...""What has Voight been up to? Has there been any word on the Principality movements?"
>>36047658>Tell Karen what you suspect about Titans' plans>Ask ALICE what she's got for youThey're sending us over there as a distraction. One of ours was kidnapped, and now that we're there it'll look like either we're there to investigate personally, or as damage-control from the Titans. Possibly both. Which means the local Riah people will monitor us more closely, probably with some news reporters and stuff.So we'll have less leeway to do our thing, will be under constant watch from both the media and the Titans, and in case we fuck up they can just set the remaining forces to kill us.We better work something about that Garden of Thorns as well. We'll need something as leverage against Titans and to boost the populace's opinion of us.
>>36047757His at side 1 going to get hamburgers.
>>36047658>Tell Karen what you suspect about Titans' plans>Ask ALICE what she's got for you
>>36047808Given what's going down in Riah, sounds like something a wise man would do.
>>36047658"ALICE?" you ask. "What've you got so far?"ALICE reappears on a nearby screen, looking apologetic. "Not much, Dominic. The explanations for movements prior to the kidnapping in Londenion are flimsy, but not flimsy enough to validate any action.""Prior to the kidnapping?" Karen asks you.You nod. "I noticed some buildup of Titans forces near Riah prior to the event that supposedly triggered their response.""You think that Titans started this whole thing as a pretense for aggressive action?" Karen presses, quickly catching on.You shrug. "Can't prove it, but one of our officers was in on the plan, and the troop movements are suspect.""So," Haman asks aloud. "I suppose the question is whether we want to try and work on any other leads, or move to Riah. Try and stop whatever it is Titans tries to do when they eventually decide they're ready to do it.""We'd be freer on our own," Catrina points out.Rossweisse seems to disagree. "Riah won't cooperate forever."Ilia nods to herself. "And when they decide to defy Titans openly...">Head for Riah. Play nice with Titans for now while you investigate their machinations.>Steer clear of Riah. It may arouse suspicion, but you'd be able to focus on your own ends more easily.>Other?
>>36044507>"No," she tells you, "it was a white void in the shape of a woman."Hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii...
>>36048070>Head for Riah. Play nice with Titans for now while you investigate their machinations.
>>36047865>sounds like something a wise man would do
>>36048070"We have two ships and two teams. Why can't we do both?"
>>36048070>Head for Riah. Play nice with Titans for now while you investigate their machinations.Something tells me if things go bad Riah might be gassed by the Titans.
>>36048070Better option would be to finally tackle fucking Voight or track down anymore leads the Purus could give us for their waylaid sisters. The Titans will be Titans and Riah will be Riah. Voight is something we can handle with a bit of backup from Cima. SHe'd love to tear that man a new sphincter.
>>36048070>Head for Riah. Play nice with Titans for now while you investigate their machinations.Can't disobey an order and all.Maybe we can get in touch with Riddick, fill him in on what we have about the Zeon movement in the Garden of Thorns and get them to redirect a bit of their forces over there?
>>36048070>Head for Riah. Play nice with Titans for now while you investigate their machinations.Like it or not, but Riah is our responsibility now. We've got an obligation to keep it from going deadly.
>>36048070>>Steer clear of Riah. It may arouse suspicion, but you'd be able to focus on your own ends more easily.It may arouse suspicion how?Remember the titans.
>>36048161>>36048164This two are good.
>>36048180>It may arouse suspicion how?No nevermind.
>>36048070>Steer clear of Riah. It may arouse suspicion, but you'd be able to focus on your own ends more easily.Suspicion? If anyone asks, we're way too busy keeping Zeon away from Earth and being the saving grace of the Titans' rep. I have no idea how this would be in any way suspicious, no sirree.
>>36048070>Head to Riah, see if we can keep things under control when Titans does something stupid>>36048109Bernie's Burgers and spacenoids have one thing in common, as far as Riddick is concerned: they're both best when well-done.
>>36048070Wait a second. Do the Purus know something about Voight?If so, we can probably buy some time from Riddick while we go hunt him down and save their sisters.If we send the Titans after them, that'd only end up in the girls getting Tomino'd.
>>36048180We're already suspicious. We're cruising the void in two kilometers of Vist construction, several Zeon pilots that defected, resources we should not even HAVE, and the loyalty of almost two thousand men and women. By all rights, the Titans should have taken us into custody already for being too resourceful with our authority.Plus, I want to get Voight NOW before he has a chance to entrench himself in the Shoel Zone even more. We've put that fucker off long enough after one trap.
>>36048070>>Head for Riah. Play nice with Titans for now while you investigate their machinations.
>>36048070>Steer clear of Riah. It may arouse suspicion, but you'd be able to focus on your own ends more easily.
>>36048070>Other?Can we first ask the Puru's where their sister are likely located?Also, ask Alice if there's enough data from the Pathfinder Funnel to distract the Titans.
>>36048070"So," you ask quietly. "Marida? Cynthia? Diana? Your sisters would all still be on Mars or Axis, correct? None of them were sent to the Earth Sphere like you were?"Marida shakes her head. "Nope. We were the only ones.""And ALICE, we haven't got any clear feedback from the Pathfinder?"ALICE frowns, and her body shimmers. "It has been moving through legitimate channels. It seems the Remnants have not made a bid for the material yet."You frown. "So there's really no good excuse not to follow orders from Riddick?"Karen shakes her head. "Seems that way, Dom.""Only option is to head that way, I guess," Haman mutters. >Roll me 3d100, taking the highest combined roll
Rolled 35, 23, 9 = 67 (3d100)>>36048503
Rolled 2, 39, 36 = 77 (3d100)>>36048503
Rolled 25, 90, 12 = 127 (3d100)>>36048503Rolling.
Rolled 98, 94, 74 = 266 (3d100)>>36048503
Rolled 46, 36, 21 = 103 (3d100)>>36048503
Rolled 2, 2, 63 = 67 (3d100)>>36048503
Rolled 69, 59, 20 = 148 (3d100)>>36048503
>>36048517>>36048524>>36048526>>36048528So close. Yet so far.
Rolled 36, 88, 15 = 139 (3d100)>>36048503
>>36047693>olympus mons railgunThe Orion Drive is a thing in Gundam. Hell, every single ship uses it. Panini could just as easily weaponize his ships' drive cores into Casaba Howitzers with a bit of ingenuity.
>>36048528God damn it.Can we expend our reroll to take this result?
>>36048568Hah no problems man. After all it's the luck of he dice.
>>36048560No, most ships use nuclear-thermal rockets, not nuclear pulse rockets. The only things to use Orion drives are asteroid fortresses (like Axis) and one extremely experimental Gundam whose mere existence scares me.
Rolled 78, 91, 51 = 220 (3d100)>>36048503
>>36048577That is a good question.
>>36048577You can reroll once for either the 25 or the 12 in >>36048526I will allow it. Best of three linking here.
Rolled 58 (1d100)>>36048643
Rolled 39 (1d100)>>36048643Reroll for the 12, then.
>>36048643I have fall so no rolling for me.
Rolled 2 (1d100)>>36048606>nuclear-thermal rocketsThat literally makes no sense. The technology for the pusher plate has been around since the 50's.>>36048643
Rolled 46 (1d100)>>36048643Rerolling the 12.
>>36048643Final tally is 25, 90, 58. Now, to work out exactly what that means... it's really a mixed result.
>>36048689What are we rolling for?
>>36048711We're about to find out.
>>36048672>>36048606I dumb. The project was proposed in the 50's I now remember. Well before the original running of Gundam. I'm just a sucker for a spaceship shitting out nukes to zoom across the solar system.
>>36048672>>36048733Orion drives aren't the end-all of rocket technology. They have their uses, but for the average ship they are severely over-powered and far too difficult to maintain. They also use dangerous and highly regulated fuel, being as they are powered by nuclear bombs. If you have working fusion power, for most purposes it's more effective to use conventional nuclear thermal engines, using the heat of the fusion reactor to transform a supply of hydrogen propellant into plasma. It's not as high thrust, but it has equivalent or superior specific impulse and is much more practical to implement on a wide scale. That's why ships in Gundam use them.
>>36048689Riah gets gassed. Blame falls on us. We shack up with Cima.
>>36048767I'm down for that. I demand more Purus.
>>36048767or gassing is stopped Scirocco who becomes a hero in Riah whose goverment he is pulling the strings on
>>36048767No.Federation Reformation League begins now.
>>36048788You mean multipurus.>>36048801Thinking too small. The Earth Sphere Reform League starts now.
>>36048748I'm surprised the tech for Orion Drives isn't more widespread in Gundam is all. Sure, it's catastrophically lethal for planetary operations, but in space? It's ideal.Wait a second, only large planetoid bodies are fitted with them? Well, we know what Panini is going to use. He doesn't even need to build a planet killer particle cannon, he already has one on the ass-end of his Doom Fortress. Just fire the thrusters, turn the thing around, and fry your enemy with X-Rays.
>>36048689September 13th, UC 0084. You've gathered in the ready room to discuss an emergency that's arisen in the Libot colony: a child was killed in an accident involving a Titans Barzam. This has spawned massive unrest that so far has lasted three full days. The Titans fleet has been ordered by Jamitov Hymem to maintain their positions while a team is sent to get the situation at Libot under control. "I don't like it," Haman mutters darkly. "What did they mean, 'pacify'?""And why order us to stay here?" Catrina adds. "The orders were EXPLICIT that we weren't to move.""Whatever they're up to, they don't want us to interfere," Emma concludes.Karen frowns angrily. "Which implies they're doing something we'd probably...""Ma'am!" Catharine's voice reports over the intercom. "We have a message from the Republic... it's from Cima Garahau!"You and your Captain exchange a glance. "Put her through," Karen orders.On screen, Cima's usually cool and almost psychopathically detached demeanor is gone. "Dominic, I need you to go to Libot. Right now.""You're going to need..." Karen starts, before Cima cuts her off."You don't understand! We intercepted a message that they were going to pump sleeping gas into the colony!"You level a gaze at her. "Sleeping gas? What's really got your feathers rustled?" She takes a second to compose herself. "When my unit was sent to gas a colony back in the war, they told us it was sleeping gas, too... it was a nerve agent.""And you think Titans is using a similar tactic," Karen concludes. "ALICE?""Already processing," ALICE replies. "Projected likelihood of nerve gas deployment, sixty percent. If a rookie team is being sent, seventy percent.""Is it a rookie team?" you ask.Cima shakes her head. "I don't know them. They're called 'Slave Wraith', according to the communiques." (1/2)
>>36048898'Slave Wraith' Oh so better a disposable unit. So Long Federation we knew ye well.
>>36048873Like I said, it's overkill for most purposes. You only really need it on the very largest vehicles. Such as mobile asteroid fortresses. The one saving grace is that Axis's thrusters don't have a long range when used as guns. It would make approaching it a nightmare, though.
>>36048898deja vu for cima
>>36048922And hello Solar system Reform League!
>>36048898We borrow the Purus' suits to intervene. Titans doesn't know we have them, so they won't know who the mysterious saviors of Libot are.
>>36048963That good let's do that!
>>36048898Alright, then, looks like our fears were justified. But why bring us here? Are the Titans going to try to blame this on us somehow? Are they expecting us to rush in to stop it, and use us as scapegoats when they release it from a different source? We would be rogue agents with a grudge against Riah for targeting our own, after all.
>>36048963The question will be though will the suits be able to last against what the titans will throw at them which will be a lot.
>>36048898"Well, there you have it," Audrey tells you. "They're sending a disposable team of enslaved criminals to do their dirty work. Then they'll probably turn them into scapegoats and have them killed."You shut your eyes. Yes, that seems like something Titans would do... to you, at least. But there's always a chance you're giving them too much credit, and that they're neither as clever nor as brutal as you seem to be thinking. "Penny for your thoughts?" Rosse asks you.>Go in hard, eliminate the threat. From here on, the Nagato and Valkyrie are independent. >Cowboy diplomacy route: stop the attack even if you have to threaten overwhelming violence, but try not to kill anyone.>Full diplomacy route. Make an open, public appeal to the Titans leadership to call off the gassing.>Other?
>>36048963Yes, they will. Garden of Thorns, remember?
>>36049015>Full diplomacySo we pull a Char and make a grand speech?
>>36049015>>Cowboy diplomacy route: stop the attack even if you have to threaten overwhelming violence, but try not to kill anyone.
>>36049037An appeal. Char's tactic only worked AFTER Titans gassed a colony.
>>36049015"Contact the Riah Defense Force commander directly. Screw the politicians. We're pulling a coup on these bastards and having them surrender before the Titans can release the gas."
>>36049050Yes, this will have to do.
>>36049015>Cowboy diplomacy route: stop the attack even if you have to threaten overwhelming violence, but try not to kill anyone.Do what we have to, but at least try to stop this before shots are fired.
>>36049015>>Cowboy diplomacy route: stop the attack even if you have to threaten overwhelming violence, but try not to kill anyone.the 'Slave Wraith' going rogue!
>>36049015>>Other?Both request the Titans back off gas and the Side to stand down their side of things.
>>36049015>Cowboy diplomacy route: stop the attack even if you have to threaten overwhelming violence, but try not to kill anyone.Well we could use the capture weapons we got on the slave wraith suits and destroy the gas. I doubt the titans will support the slave wraiths if they are caught red handed with the gas.
>>36049015>Go in hard, eliminate the threat. From here on, the Nagato and Valkyrie are independent.
>>36049015>Cowboy diplomacy route: stop the attack even if you have to threaten overwhelming violence, but try not to kill anyone.Leave enough evidence and witnesses that the Titans would be hard pressed to silence altogether. Let the truth be discerned by the eyes of every citizen in Earth and Space.Well, at least it's pretty easy to get a visual confirmation since the Titans labored so hard to label the canisters accurately.
>>36049015>OtherWarn Libot. Tell them they're about to be gassed, and that they need to start evacuating the colony while calling for aid to deal with the protests. Say that they should specifically request our help, over open channels. We’ll come in and take command of the situation at their request, hopefully preventing further escalation.
>>36049015"ALICE. Hijack the intercom and announce a hullbreach drill. We'll get as many civilians into secure, sealed facilities as we can before the gas is launched."
>>36049015>Cowboy diplomacy route: stop the attack even if you have to threaten overwhelming violence, but try not to kill anyone.
>>36049123>>36049124Either of these. Combine them if possible.
>>36049015Other: Call the head of Riahs' self defense force. If they are going to gas a coloney there are only a few very specific locations that they can do that. Riah can be present in overwhelming force, seize the gas, then publicize their accusations.
>>36049156yeah, I'm with this.
I have a feeling that whatever we do, we need to get it on video and get it out to the media.
>>36048898"We should let Libot's government know what's coming," you think aloud. "It could save lives."Karen nods. "I'll have Reiko shoot off a message while Defrah plots a course. We're going for sure... but how heavy you want to go?""I'll bet he wants to go in loud, with guns at the ready," Carya predicts, "but as a threat, rather than simply wiping them out."You merely nod. "Nailed it.""It isn't Slave Wraith's fault," Haman agrees. "They're probably being played. Killing them when we know that much would feel wrong.""Okay," Karen announces. "Defrah? Take us out."(1/2)
>>36049346September 14th, UC 0084. You are Christina MacKenzie, EFSF retired. It's been years since the war ended, so why are people still fighting like this? The streets have practically been aflame with angry rioters and protestors for the better part of the week, all over an accident that killed a kid who was at the wrong place at the wrong time.As you near the front door to your apartment, holding a bag of groceries in one arm as you fish for your keys, you can hear them shouting.It's at that moment where the hair starts to stand up on the back of your neck. Funny how the skills and senses you hone as a pilot never really go away.Someone, or something, is watching you. And you don't like it.>To be continued
>>36049429Ooooh, I like that cliffhanger. That's clever. I'm excited for where this goes. Thanks for running, Hearts.
>>36049429That's it for tonight, I'm afraid. Hope you've enjoyed the weekend's story, and I hope you're ready to take over Chris for a bit next Friday as Titans makes their move. Archive is up, and see you next weekend. I'll pop back in in a few minutes to answer any questions that come up.
>>36049429>We Chris nowWell, that was unexpected. ...you think Al ever told her? That Bernie was dead, I mean; telling her the whole truth would just be cruel.
>>36049468Thanks for running.Mars Zeon firing on their own, we got that recording right? From thread #39.
>>36049468So what were the other possible results from that 3d100 you had us roll?
>>36049429>ChrisOh boy. Time for Hamburger 2.0.
>>36049491I don't think so.He just eat hamburgers.
>>36049520It could have varied drastically.Roll 1 was for how far from Libot you were stationed. Roll 2 was how quickly Cima got on that shit. Roll 3 is a secret, for now.
>>36049429anyone else thinking the one watching her might be paps, considering Riah is the most likely place for him to go and scheme
>>36049491>...you think Al ever told her?It'll come up.
Of course this would be happening to Libot colony.Is Al the dead kid?
>>36049583Has our crew had time to repaint the Tusche Schwarzs to our color scheme or no? It could be entertaining to generate some positive propaganda for Mars Zeon if the Purus suits have not been repainted.Titans and Zeon forces fighting together.Oh, and how likely is the situation to deteriorate into Voight showing up and being a fucking dick?
>>36049640This good one!
>>36049630I think Chris would have realized if it was him. Even today, the media has no qualms about pasting images of a dead kid smiling and shit all over the place if they think it'll boost their ratings. Everyone in Riah's probably heard the victim's name.
>>36049643i imagine Jamitov might appreciate the massive balls dom must have in order to stand up to him
>>36049679Well, Bright didn't realize he'd condemned his own son to death until the firing squad took aim, so there's precedent for UC parental figures not recognizing kids they really should have recognized.
>>36049723I'll give him a pass, seeing as he hadn't seen his son in years and Hathaway was using a pseudonym.
>>36049723They would have given the name, too. The kid who died was not Al.
>>36049802Also, because the only thing wrong with shooting Hathaway is that they didn't do it sooner.
>>36049804Hey KoH when the next thread starts with us playing as Chris, we will get to see her view on Dom's team?
>>36049838Yeah, he kind of was a little shit regardless of which depiction you were looking at. Interesting sidenote, which may or may not come up later: Chan and Amuro are working together by this point.
>>36049848She's gonna get deja vu and goosebumps once she see the Valkyrie's Kaempfer being sortied, that's for sure.
>>36049874Especially considering it's the EXACT SAME KAMPFER. Seriously, we can't not deploy it, the irony is just too delicious.
Our chances for getting out of this without ANY hit to our reputation is really, really low. The Titans placed us out of the way for a reason. To pin the blame on us most probably. We're an incredibly unpredictable unit with very predictable patterns - we go out of our way to take jobs to limit civilian casualties. So, with a bit of spin and clever placement of expended gas canisters, we'll take the fall. Plus, when the Purus make their debut on the field in the Tusche Schwarz, they can label us as rogue and collaborating with the enemy. Even more ammo for them.
>>36049869Did we record Mars Zeon firing on the Purus?
>>36049895The whole colony is probably going to have mixed feelings when they see the Kaempfer show up.
>>36049897Blame on Slave Wraith going rogue?
>>36049897We're lucky in that we contacted the Riah government of the possible involvement of nerve gas and that the Republic of Zeon will testify that they alerted us of this situation.Our rep will be mostly intact but from this point on, the Earth Sphere is broken and war will be afoot.
>>36049944>>36049961Oh hell. What suits are the Slave Wraith pilots using and did they change their unit insignia to match our own? Because, if the Titans ordered us to stay out of the way then they could use "our" Second Team to gas the colony.
>>36049897On the other hand, we have a reputation for limiting casualties. So it's going to be hard to seriously convince people that we decided to commit mass murder all of a sudden. Especially since we're trying to warn the Riah Defense Force and have Cima's testimony that we were going in based on a tip-off. And we can always release the details about Slave Wraith if we need to put the focus back on the rest of the Titans.
>>36049992Just GMs variant.
You know what I find most amusing? The Titans will wonder how the hell we managed to acquire the info that the colony was to be gassed. They'll probably kill us just for that alone.
>>36050155really, after this. we're effectively divorced from titans.
>>36050172Yep. The only real question at this point is how much shooting our departure will involve.
>>36050172We were already on shaky ground. I still want to stay on if we can to kill the organization from the inside. Pull a Papsmere and pop Titans Hymen.
>>36050172No, let's see where this is going first.
>>36050172True. But hey, you get the kids, you get the sweet ride.The only thing you're not getting in this divorce is Jamitov's dog. And I'm sure you could probably find a way to get that, too.
>>36050217You know, if we make a grand speech at some point, we can intone for all Newtypes to make their way to us. We'll offer Sanctuary on the Valhalla.
>>36050217I don't particularly want to bring Bask with us, though.
>>36050258That would be Riddick.
>>36050257He be good for fight Mars Zeon and Jupiter.
>>36050286Our crew is three-fourths Republic Zeon. I think he'd kill everyone on the ship if he could.
>>36050311It's been suggested we send him and the diehard anti-spacenoid camp in Titans to attack Mars Zeon to get them out of our hair.
>>36050331Yup let's do that!
>>36050217Honest question: How do the Titan's still have political support? From what I understand they're almost comically unpopular with basically everyone, which means that self serving politicians should be competing with each other to offer asinine and ineffective plans to reign them in, with the occasional idiot who wants some sort of ludicrous overkill.
>>36050413to late for that, the beast has been unleashed and can no longer be stopped only put down
>>36050217Can you run a thread today or sometime before Friday? I'm dieing to see this clusterfuck play out.
>>36050413War take and take, tall only your dead (inside or outside) or hateful... and have nothing so nothing else matters?
>>36050413Not comically unpopular. Not yet, anyway. So far, they've managed to balance the harshness of their methods with the results they've attained well enough to keep a reasonable amount of popular support. Just a few years ago there was a war that killed nearly half the human species, when you've got that in recent memory you're willing to put up with a lot to keep it from happening again. People complain, but ultimately they're in the stage where they're rather keep out of the Titans' way then risk what happens without them. This is where that ends. After today, the Titans will have finally overstepped their reach and turned the people against them. Once you start doing the same things the Zabis did, you've lost any good will you might have had. And in their attempts to cling to power, they'll just do worse and worse things, turning opinion against them even more. The Titans are done for. We just have to keep them from causing too much damage in the mean time.